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Easy and Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe

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Easy and Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe – Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy Creamed Spinach Recipe prepared with cream cheese and spinach! It’s the perfect side dish to make for any event or occasion.

Easy and Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe - Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy Creamed Spinach Recipe prepared with cream cheese and spinach! It's the perfect side dish to make for any event or occasion.

Make your favorite steakhouse creamed spinach side dish right at home and in just 10 minutes! My version of this classic steakhouse side uses baby spinach and cream cheese, and it’s also keto-friendly and low carb.

Pals, everything about this dish says classic comfort food done right. Creamed Spinach is an amazing side dish that goes great with steaks, poultry, or pork, and it’s perfect for holiday meals or just a Wednesday night at home.

It also goes pretty darn well with my Creamy Spinach Fettuccine

Easy and Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe - Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy Creamed Spinach Recipe prepared with cream cheese and spinach! It's the perfect side dish to make for any event or occasion.

A dash of nutmeg highlights the flavor of the spinach, and a good dose of garlic highlights the creamy sauce.

HOW TO MAKE CREAMED SPINACH

We will need just one pan and 6 ingredients that include; butter, onions, garlic, cream cheese, milk or heavy cream, and baby spinach. Ground nutmeg, too. AND salt and pepper.

  • We start with heating up the butter and cooking the onions and garlic.

Easy and Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe - Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy Creamed Spinach Recipe prepared with cream cheese and spinach! It's the perfect side dish to make for any event or occasion.

  • Cream cheese and milk (or heavy cream) are next. Add them to the pan, and once the cream cheese has melted, we will stir in the baby spinach and cook it just for a few more minutes, or until wilted and mixture is thickened.
  • Finally, we will season the dish and serve. That.is.it.

If you must, please add a handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese… it’s kind of amazing.

Easy and Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe - Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy Creamed Spinach Recipe prepared with cream cheese and spinach! It's the perfect side dish to make for any event or occasion.

Make Ahead: You can make creamed spinach up to 1 day ahead. Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface, cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate. Reheat over low heat.

RECIPE NOTES:

  • If you’d prefer to use frozen spinach, defrost and squeeze out as much water as possible. Use 1 pound of frozen spinach.
  • Store leftover creamed spinach in the fridge, covered, for up to three days.

Easy and Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe - Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy Creamed Spinach Recipe prepared with cream cheese and spinach! It's the perfect side dish to make for any event or occasion.

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Easy and Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe - Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy Creamed Spinach Recipe prepared with cream cheese and spinach! It's the perfect side dish to make for any event or occasion.
Creamed Spinach Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and easy Creamed Spinach Recipe prepared with cream cheese and spinach! It’s the perfect side dish to make for any event or occasion.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed spinach, holiday side dish recipe, side dish recipe, spinach recipes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 123 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 pounds baby spinach
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese optional
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes; add garlic and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until onion softens.
  3. Stir in cream cheese and milk (or heavy cream); cook, stirring, until cream cheese is melted and smooth.
  4. Stir in spinach; add nutmeg and cayenne pepper, and simmer over medium heat until spinach wilts and mixture thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat and, if using, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve.
Recipe Notes
  • If you’d prefer to use frozen spinach, defrost and squeeze out as much water as possible. Use 1 pound of frozen spinach.
  • Store leftover creamed spinach in the fridge, covered, for up to three days.
  • You can make creamed spinach up to 1 day ahead: Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface, cool to room temperature, then refrigerate. Reheat over low heat.

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Nutrition Facts
Creamed Spinach Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Potassium 856mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 272.1%
Vitamin C 50.1%
Calcium 17.7%
Iron 21.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 Responses
  1. So I were to use frozen spinach which comes in 10 oz boxes, how many boxes would I need to make up a pound of product? Inquiring minds need to know. Thanks

    1. Hi!
      You can use 2 boxes… you might have to add a bit more cream cheese, just a little, because 16 ounces is 1-pound, so for 4 more ounces of spinach, I’d add maybe 2 tablespoons more of cream cheese and milk.

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